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Inn at Whitewell

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Whitewell, Forest of Bowland, Clitheroe BB7 3AT, England
+44 (0)1200 448222
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 163
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fabulous!

Beautiful room overlooking the river. Dinner in the restaurant was very good as was the superb breakfast. The atmosphere in the lovely bar was great. We will definitely return.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
jfp123809
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London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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271 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
London, United Kingdom
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

Beautiful room overlooking the river. Dinner in the restaurant was very good as was the superb breakfast. The atmosphere in the lovely bar was great. We will definitely return.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Always feels like you have had a good night out when you visit the whitewell. Self order at the bar for restaurant quality food. No table bookings in the informal rooms so turn up early or around 9.00pm if you don't want to have to wait for a table. Sauces were a little too strong and over powering on our... More 

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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a true favourite of mine and a true gem of a place to wine, dine and sleep! Whether you're wanting a tasty lunch in-front of a log fire after a long walk in the beautiful surrounding countryside, or a special dinner for two followed by a great nights sleep, the this is the place to deliver - don't... More 

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Charles320, Owner at Inn at Whitewell, responded to this review

Great headline, you can come anytime, thank you very much for your review. Regards Cb More 

St Helens, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

Drove out to the Inn at Whitewell for lunch. The hotel was very busy with quite a few children present with their parents as it was half term. I had forgotten this and usually hibernate at these times! However the children were well parented an consequently well behaved and hardly noticed. Lunch was excellent. A couple of pints of Copper... More 

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Charles320, Owner at Inn at Whitewell, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review, glad the children weren't too noisey, we do ask parents to act quickly and effectively if there charges become too vocal, don't want them waking the dogs. Many thanks much appreciated. Regards Cb More 

Lancaster, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Had my wedding here on Valentines day and it was truly spectacular. The staff couldn't do enough from start to finish and went above and beyond making our day magical. Everyone commented on how wonderful the food was, it went down a treat! All of the party stayed over and lots of fun was had by all, we were made... More 

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Charles320, Owner at Inn at Whitewell, responded to this review

So kind of you to review us and so promptly, have a fantastic honey moon and thank you very much. Regards Cb More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

My favourite restaurant by a country mile! The food is sublime! The menu is developed with such imagination and precision. I haven't had a bad meal here yet. A beautiful hotel set in stunning rural surroundings that has it all! Roaring fires in winter, outside eating for warmer weather, an extensive wine menu and great service. My only criticism is... More 

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Charles320, Owner at Inn at Whitewell, responded to this review

Lovely review, thank you so much. We're always looking at ways of doing things differently but without compromising quality we are unable to do lunch all day yet. Thank you again. Regards Cb More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Decided to visit this place after seeing something on the Web that said they were happy to have dogs in the bar during lunch service. The walks around the area are spectacular and after an hour we were ready to fill our bellies. Had a lovely 3 course lunch all the food was delicious and the service was friendly and... More 

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Charles320, Owner at Inn at Whitewell, responded to this review

Glad you and the dogs had a happy time with us. Thank you for the review, very much appreciated. Regards Cb More 

Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Of the many great places to eat in the area this is my favourite for the food the surroundings and the atmosphere combined make it unbeatable in my opinion. It's also a beautiful building full of interest for people keen on history or architecture.

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Charles320, Owner at Inn at Whitewell, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind review. It's a good mix of stuff here really. Thank you. Regards Cb More 

Preston
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We visited the inn on a snowy day in Jan, what a beautiful location! The view from the in was amazing on this lovely snowy day. We went for Sunday lunch with friends and their children. The menu had a good choice of hot food, salads and sandwiches, children could order smaller portions from the menu which was a nice... More 

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Charles320, Owner at Inn at Whitewell, responded to this review

Very lovely review thank you so much. Glad you had a happy stay with us, I think Sunday lunch is when the Inn is at best, busy with people in suits, dogs and their owners, walkers, riders, fishermen, kids in wellies and all melding together, perfect. Thank you. Regards Cb More 

Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I have had the pleasure of eating and staying at this lovely place on two occasions over the past year. The rooms are comfortable ad quiet and although a little expensive they cannot be faulted as the location of the Inn is stunning and the breakfasts are excellent value. Eating in the restaurant is also a real pleasure as they... More 

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Charles320, Owner at Inn at Whitewell, responded to this review

Very kind of you to review us and it is much appreciated. I hope we can lure you to stay in the valley again soon. Regards Cb More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Whitewell, Forest of Bowland, Clitheroe BB7 3AT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Clitheroe
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)1200 448222

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 80 - 80

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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